How to grow Gustavia superba

Gustavia superba growing tree of the genus Gustavia also known as Gustavia plant or Heaven Lotus, Gustavia superba perennial evergreen plant and edible for the fruit but mostly used as ornamental fragrant plant can grow in tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 12+.

Leaves color green in wedge shape leaves are glossy.

Gustavia superba flower

Flower fragrant color white or pink with 6-8 petals, flowers mostly grow on mature branches.

Fruit edible peel color brown and the inner yellow to orange, the taste like meat.

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Requirements for Gustavia superba growing and care:

Moist, more than 10C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for desgin

Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Fragrant flowers in color white or pink with 6-8 petals, flowers mostly grow on mature branches

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Autumn / Winter

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Gustavia superba fruits?
Eat raw, cooked

Work requirements on the fruit:
Just collect

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-4 years

Scientific name:

Gustavia superba

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